Church in a Club

By: Jill Chandler Email
By: Jill Chandler Email

When some people think of churches, they think of larger than life buildings and a stuffy atmosphere.

Lead Pastor of Genesis Church Brian Hunter said, "We think that the church building often times is the biggest barrier, that most people are searching for God in some way. They have a lot of questions, they want to know something about it but they wont dark in a church door. I think having church in the club dispels all that."

That's why Genesis Church is transforming a nightclub into a place of worship. On Sundays, the church will set up shop at Floyd's on the Tennessee Strip. Floyd's Music Store is located at 666 West Tennessee Street in Tallahassee. It's a new idea they hope will be more inviting for non-conventional and non-believers.

"It's open to everybody. We don't care where you come from, what you believe, what you don't believe, but we just want you to show up and see if this is something for you," said Pastor Hunter.

Organizers of the church say they hope the kids who party here on Friday and Saturday nights, come here Sunday as well.

There will be live bands, lights, and a high energy atmosphere. Pastor Hunter said, "It's going to be what people would expect at Floyd's and they're going to have a Floyd's experience, but the whole church and God thing will be mixed in."

There won't be alcohol served at the bar during the service but students we spoke to say they are open to the idea of "Church in a Club."

FSU Student Megan Mullins said, "If it's in a bar setting it's kind of like going out with your friends, but for a better purpose."

"I like to go to church, I go to church as often as I can, and I wouldn't mind going to church at Floyd's," said Travis Cooke.

Opening Night of Church in a Club will be on March 27th at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

For more information on Church in a Club click the link below.

Floyd's Music Store is located at 666 West Tennessee Street in Tallahassee.

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